5PM Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023
Radke Fine Arts Theatre
Emily J. Butterfield, flute and alto flute
Samuel Magrill, piano
Hwaju Lee, piano
J. Rosamond Johnson (1873-1954)
Arr. By Evelyn Simpson-Currenton (b. 1953)
Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing
Samuel Magrill, piano
Charles DeLaney (1925-2006)
Hymn of Pan (solo flute)
Paul Taffanel (1844-1908)
William I B. Bennett, editor (1936-2022)
Grande Fantaisie on Themes from “Mignon” by Ambroise Thomas
Hwaju Lee, piano
Amanda Harberg (b. 1973)
Feathers and Wax
Samuel Magrill, piano
A Song for Wibb
Hwaju Lee, piano
Emily J. Butterfield, D.M.A, is a professor of flute and head of the winds and percussion division in the UCO School of Music. She performs in the Enid Symphony Orchestra and in the chamber ensemble, “Heavy Metal.” In August 2022, the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design recognized Butterfield for her excellence in teaching with the presentation of the Vanderford Distinguished Teacher Award.
Prior to her appointment at UCO, Butterfield taught at Muskingum College, Mt. Vernon Nazarene University, Morehead State University, and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She was also a coach, performer and administrator for Chamber Music Connection, Inc. in Columbus, OH, and a founding member of Favorable Winds, a professional woodwind quintet based in Columbus, OH. As an orchestral musician, Butterfield has performed in the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, Southeast Ohio Symphony, Ashland Symphony, Columbus Bach Ensemble, Newark-Granville Symphony, Lansing (MI) Symphony, and the New Sousa Band. She also taught K-12 band, strings, classroom music and vocal music at school districts in Michigan, California, and Minnesota.
Butterfield has appeared as a guest artist for various universities and flute festivals and has also performed at several national music conventions including those hosted by the National Flute Association, International Double Reed Society, College Music Society, and the International Horn Society. She has served as an adjudicator for the National Flute Association (NFA), Oklahoma Flute Society, Central Ohio Flute Association, Upper Midwest Flute Association, MTNA and the Madison, Wisconsin Flute Festival. Butterfield, who is currently a Board Delegate, has served on the board of the Oklahoma Flute Society in various capacities, including most recently as the Competition Chair for Flute Fair. She was a member of the 2013 NFA Young Artist Competition Repertoire Committee and is a past president of UCO’s Pi Kappa Lambda chapter.
In competition, she placed third in the 2002 Kentucky Flute Society Young Artist Competition, won a 2004 NFA Convention Performer’s Certificate, and in 2005, the NFA selected her D.M.A. document, “The Professional Life and Pedagogy of Clement Barone,” as a winner in its Doctoral and Dissertation Competition. Her writings have also appeared in “Flute Talk” and “The Flutist’s Quarterly.”
Butterfield received a Bachelor of Music in instrumental music education from Michigan State University, a Master of Music in Flute Performance from Florida State University and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Flute Performance from The Ohio State University. Her teachers include Katherine Borst Jones, William Bennett, Charles DeLaney, Clement Barone, and Jack Wellbaum.
Samuel Magrill, D.M.A., is coordinator of Graduate Studies, professor of Music and a Composer-in-Residence in the School of Music at the University of Central Oklahoma, where he has taught music theory and composition since 1988. Previously, he taught at the University of Wyoming and California State University, Long Beach. He obtained his Bachelor of Music in Composition from Oberlin Conservatory and his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Composition from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
Magrill has written more than one hundred compositions for a variety of instruments, from solo piano and chamber music to choir, wind ensemble and symphony orchestra. His works have been performed throughout the United States and abroad and at many regional and national conferences including the Society of Composers, Inc, the National Flute Association, the North American Saxophone Alliance, and the College Music Society. His CDs include electro-acoustic music (“The Electric Collection”), his four operas, wind symphony compositions (“Oklahoma Bandscapes”), and collections of music for cello and other instruments, many of which he wrote specifically for his colleague Dr. Tess Remy Schumacher and the UCO Cello Ensemble. He has received numerous awards and commissions, including ones from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Music Center, the Mid-America Arts Alliance, the Illinois Arts Council, ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), the Oklahoma Music Teachers’ Association, the American Composers’ Forum’s Continental Harmony Program and faculty research grants and merit credit awards from the University of Central Oklahoma. In the spring of 2000, he was inducted into SAI as an Arts Associate and won the AAUP-UCO Distinguished Creativity Award. Other memberships include ASCAP, Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Kappa Lambda. Dr. Magrill is also an active collaborative pianist.
His interest in World Music led him to collaborate with M.V. Narasimhachari. Together they produced two volumes of The Music of India: An Introduction (1996-2003). His work with Indian music came to fruition when he presented his “East-West Duo” for violin, cello and mridangam in a concert of his music in Chennai, India on January 1, 2005.
Recent compositions and performances include “Cello Dance”, performed by Linda Jennings, cello and Chindarat Charoenwongse, piano, on their Thailand tour (June 2013), “The Winding Way”, performed at the V Festival Internacional de Musica de Campina Grande in Brazil by the UCO Concert Chorale, Karl Nelson, D.M.A., director (July 2014), and “Stone Poems”, performed by Natalie Syring, flute and the composer at the piano, at the National Flute Association Conference in Chicago (August 2014). “Five Bagatelles” (2018), for flute, violin, cello and piano was performed 4/17/18 by Mira Magrill, flute; Gregory Lee, violin; Jonathan Ruck, cello; Samuel Magrill, piano, at Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Oklahoma City on a brightmusicconcert entitled “Old and New.” “Celloklavier: Beethoven Deconstructed” was written especially for cellist Dr. Tess Remy-Schumacher to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Beethoven’s death and was premiered 8/30/22 on the Faculty Artists Concert Series at the UCO Jazz Lab.
Hwaju Lee is an Adjunct Instructor of Piano and a Collaborative Pianist at the University of Central Oklahoma, performing for Cantilena Women’s Chorus, Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers, University Choir, and Department of Dance ballet classes. In addition to her responsibilities at UCO, she also teaches piano lessons for students at UCO’s Central Community Music School.
Prior to teaching at UCO, Ms. Lee has taught piano courses at Indiana Wesleyan University, Oklahoma State University, and Ball State University and was a piano instructor at In-Home Music Teacher, LLC in Dallas, Tx. She also maintained a private studio for over 15 years. Ms. Lee has also given masterclasses at Arkansas State University and Mongolia International University. She has served as a collaborative pianist and class piano instructor at Oklahoma State University, an instructor at Arkansas Governor’s School, and a pianist for the Stillwater Chamber Singers.
Ms. Lee performs regularly as a soloist and collaborative artist around the United States
and South Korea. She has performed in a variety of ensemble settings including choirs, wind ensembles, and orchestras, and has been invited to perform as a guest collaborator for recitals. Recently, Ms. Lee was invited to judge the Pohang Arts High School and CBS National Competition in S. Korea. She also has earned various awards and scholarships including the University of North Texas Organ/Harpsichord Scholarships, Dean’s Camerata, Texas Public Education Grant.
Ms. Lee completed her doctoral coursework at Ball State University in Piano Performance. There, she was awarded a full scholarship and a graduate assistantship working as a teacher and collaborative pianist. She received her M.M. from the University of North Texas where she studied harpsichord and forte piano with Prof. Christopher Hammer, piano with Prof. Joseph Banowetz, and collaborative piano with Dr. Steven Harlos. Ms. Lee earned a B.M. from Gangneung-Wonju National University with academic scholarships and has also studied at Pohang Arts High School as a Piano Performance Major in S. Korea.
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